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Dr. Christopher T. Solomon

Aquatic Ecologist | PhD, 2008, University of Wisconsin

Expertise: aquatic ecology, ecosystem ecology, fish and fisheries ecology, social-ecological system

Twitter: @CT_Solomon
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Dr. Solomon studies the ecology of lakes and other aquatic ecosystems, and of the fish and other organisms that live in them. He is broadly interested in how these systems function, and how we can manage and conserve them. His group emphasizes a collaborative team-based approach using whole-ecosystem experiments, observational studies across space and time, and statistical and simulation modeling.

Ziegler, J.P., Colin J. Dassow, S. E. Jones, Alexander J. Ross, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2019. “Coarse Woody Habitat Does Not Predict Largemouth Bass Young Of Year Mortality During The Open-Water Season”. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences 76 (6): 998 - 1005. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2018-0050.
Zwart, Jacob A., Oleksandra Hararuk, Y.T. Prairie, S. E. Jones, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2019. “Improving Estimates And Forecasts Of Lake Carbon Dynamics Using Data Assimilation”. Limnology And Oceanography: Methods 17 (2): 97 - 111. doi:10.1002/lom3.10302.
Strayer, David L., Christopher T. Solomon, Stuart E. G. Findlay, and Emma J. Rosi. 2018. “Long-Term Research Reveals Multiple Relationships Between The Abundance And Impacts Of A Non-Native Species”. Limnology And Oceanography 64 (S1): S105 - S117. doi:10.1002/lno.11029.
Hararuk, Oleksandra, Jacob A. Zwart, S. E. Jones, Y.T. Prairie, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2018. “Model-Data Fusion To Test Hypothesized Drivers Of Lake Carbon Cycling Reveals Importance Of Physical Controls”. Journal Of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. doi:10.1002/2017JG004084.
Elchyshyn, Leanne, Jean-Olivier Goyette, Émilie Saulnier-Talbot, R.J. Maranger, Christian Nozais, Christopher T. Solomon, and I. Gregory-Eaves. 2018. “Quantifying The Effects Of Hydrological Changes On Long-Term Water Quality Trends In Temperate Reservoirs: Insights From A Multi-Scale, Paleolimnological Study”. Journal Of Paleolimnology. doi:10.1007/s10933-018-0027-y.
Koizumi, Shuntaro, N. Craig, Jacob A. Zwart, P.T. Kelly, J.P. Ziegler, Brian C. Weidel, S. E. Jones, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2018. “Experimental Whole-Lake Dissolved Organic Carbon Increase Alters Fish Diet And Density But Not Growth Or Productivity”. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2017-0283.
Kelly, P.T., Christopher T. Solomon, Jacob A. Zwart, and S. E. Jones. 2018. “A Framework For Understanding Variation In Pelagic Gross Primary Production Of Lake Ecosystems”. Ecosystems 62. doi:10.1007/s10021-018-0226-4.
Hanson, Zachary, Jacob A. Zwart, Joseph Vanderwall, Christopher T. Solomon, S. E. Jones, Alan F. Hamlet, and Diogo Bolster. 2018. “Integrated, Regional-Scale Hydrologic Modeling Of Inland Lakes”. Jawra Journal Of The American Water Resources Association 54 (6): 1302 - 1324. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12688.
Solomon, Christopher T. 2017. “Dissolved Organic Matter Causes Genetic Damage In Lake Zooplankton Via Oxidative Stress”. Functional Ecology 31 (4): 806 - 807. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12807.
Jones, S. E., Jacob A. Zwart, P.T. Kelly, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2017. “Hydrologic Setting Constrains Lake Heterotrophy And Terrestrial Carbon Fate”. Limnology And Oceanography Letters. doi:10.1002/lol2.10054.
Zwart, Jacob A., S.D. Sebestyen, Christopher T. Solomon, and S. E. Jones. 2017. “The Influence Of Hydrologic Residence Time On Lake Carbon Cycling Dynamics Following Extreme Precipitation Events”. Ecosystems 20 (5): 1000 - 1014. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-0088-6.
Ziegler, J.P., Elizabeth J. Golebie, S. E. Jones, Brian C. Weidel, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2017. “Social-Ecological Outcomes In Recreational Fisheries: The Interaction Of Lakeshore Development And Stocking”. Ecological Applications 27 (1): 56 - 65. doi:10.1002/eap.1433.
Tanentzap, Andrew J., Brian W. Kielstra, Grace M. Wilkinson, Martin Berggren, N. Craig, P. A. del Giorgio, Jonathan Grey, et al. 2017. “Terrestrial Support Of Lake Food Webs: Synthesis Reveals Controls Over Cross-Ecosystem Resource Use”. Science Advances 3 (3): e1601765. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1601765.
Zwart, Jacob A., S.D. Sebestyen, Christopher T. Solomon, and S. E. Jones. 2016. “The Influence Of Hydrologic Residence Time On Lake Carbon Cycling Dynamics Following Extreme Precipitation Events”. Ecosystems, 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-0088-6.
Zwart, Jacob A., N. Craig, P.T. Kelly, Christopher T. Solomon, Brian C. Weidel, and S. E. Jones. 2016. “Metabolic And Physiochemical Responses To A Whole-Lake Experimental Increase In Dissolved Organic Carbon In A North-Temperate Lake”. Limnology And Oceanography 61: 723-734. doi:10.1002/lno.10248.
Vachon, D., Christopher T. Solomon, and P. A. del Giorgio. 2016. “Reconstructing The Seasonal Dynamics And Relative Contribution Of The Major Processes Sustaining Co2 Emissions In Northern Lakes”. Limnology And Oceanography 62 (2): 706 - 722. doi:10.1002/lno.10454.
Lenker, M.A., Brian C. Weidel, O.P. Jensen, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2016. “Developing Recreational Harvest Regulations For An Unexploited Lake Trout Population”. North American Journal Of Fisheries Management 36: 385-397. doi:10.1080/02755947.2015.1131780.
Turgeon, Katrine, Christopher T. Solomon, Christian Nozais, and I. Gregory-Eaves. 2016. “Do Novel Ecosystems Follow Predictable Trajectories? Testing The Trophic Surge Hypothesis In Reservoirs Using Fish”. Ecosphere 7 (12): e01617. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1617.
Kelly, P.T., N. Craig, Christopher T. Solomon, Brian C. Weidel, Jacob A. Zwart, and S. E. Jones. 2016. “Experimental Whole-Lake Increase Of Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration Produces Unexpected Increase In Crustacean Zooplankton Density”. Global Change Biology 22 (8): 2766 - 2775. doi:10.1111/gcb.13260.
Benoît, P.-O., B. E. Beisner, and Christopher T. Solomon. 2016. “Growth Rate And Abundance Of Common Fishes Is Negatively Related To Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration In Lakes”. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0340.

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